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WE Curate: Josef Fischnaller

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Fischnaller fully collapses chronological distance. Much like photographers Vik Muniz, Cindy Sherman or painter Kehinde Wiley, his characters and constructions bring a self-reflective presence to the work and its subjects fusing the delightful luxury of charms and bobbles with the absurdity of motorcycles and cooked spaghetti.   Continue reading


WE Curate: Two words. ‘Air pollution’. How would you convey this?

Blindly celebrating vanity and pleasures is a brusque insult to the art of photography – which has always been an important lens to look at history, changes and civilisation. For ideas and thoughts should be elaborated without words, the organiser of WYNG Masters Awards in Hong Kong uttered only one thing as the theme of the year – AIR. Hence these many translations of it by these aspiring Hong Kong photographers.

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WE Neighbourhood: Within public estates, Hong Kong

Not many have the luck to experience life in Hong Kong’s public estates; what architects would call iconic compact architectures living hundreds of thousands of grassroots, who develop communities in their different way.

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WE Curate: The Other Hundred


In the spotlight now is the power of photography, as The Other Hundred, a global initiative to highlight the lives of the humble but significant, unveils its exhibition in Hong Kong later this week. This serves as a counterpoint to the countless rich lists that are constantly making headlines, such as Forbes 100, Bloomberg billionaires, etc. all of which suggest that wealth is the one key to life. The response was overwhelming, with over 12,000 images submitted by amateur and professional photographers from 156 countries. 100 winning photo-stories, which cover 91 countries across 6 continents, will be compiled into a book, and displayed at Pacific Place on October 10-16, 2013.


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WE Show. Beauteous shades of NYFW


Season after season, it just drifts away like a dream. Glamour galore, radiance too bright to look into the core of ethereality. New York Fashion Week has always been a circus where cream of the crop in fashion gathers, and the awe-inspiring always exists behind and around the stage. Christopher Logan, one of our favourite contributors, shared with us his photo journal.




WE Neighbourhood: Bird Street, Hong Kong





This street in Hong Kong is the biggest cage to these birds.

They aren’t always chained but they just cannot leave.

Photography by YHO
Published in the Liberty Issue


WE Chronicle: David Sim for McQueen AW13 Campaign


The association is not a surprise as Alexander McQueen has entrusted photographer David Sims the previous campaigns through the past few years, and Sims does promise diversity to make this latest AW13 campaign, starring British model Edie Campbell, the fifth in a roll. Continue reading

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WE Appetit: Delicatessen with love by Gabriele Galimberti


Made with love and nutrient-packed, Grandma’s best dish is always a lingering part of our good memories, and our first lesson about our food culture. Photographer Gabriele Galimberti pays homage to all the grandmothers in the world and to their love for good cooking. Continue reading

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WE Curate: Peter Hoffman


Water scarcity is an ugly issue to tackle, yet somehow artists like Peter Hoffman understands the trick to get a message through without losing an essence of artistry, where the work presented is partially art, yet speaks the truth of our current state.

With Fox River Derivatives, a series that literally comments on consumption and clean water scarcity, we happened to believe that it might be more than it. The spray-coated negatives resemble the intoxication of society, how humans push their boundaries until something tragic happens, like what we have done to the environment.

In this case, a trial and error process created a work that “teeter on the edge of radioactive and ethereal’ – meaning that it is overall amazing, yet the simple equation of our reliant to luck made us also neglect our responsibilities. Perhaps beauty has a hefty price.